Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Abbott

Scott Abbott, Psy.D
W: 203 ♦ 507♦ 4117
Mail to: [email protected]
Earlham College, Richmond, IN. 1983-1987. BA., Philosophy
California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA 1994-1999
M.A., Psy.D in Clinical Psychology: CT License # 002444
Clinical Work Experience:
Arete Psychological Services, LLC, Hamden, CT. 3/07/03 – Present
Director of Adolescent & Young Adult Services
Responsible for providing full-time direct therapeutic services to adolescents, young adults, and families.
Handling psychological assessment for individual families and in conjunction with numerous school districts for
the purpose of educational planning and placement. Crisis intervention services offered as required by partner
school districts, as well as outplacement educational consulting. Responsible for business management,
accounting, marketing, and general small business duties for Arete Psychological Services, LLC.
Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT. 3/25/03 – Present
Consulting Psychologist
Providing psychological assessments, risk evaluations, special education evaluations and recommendations, and
ongoing outpatient psychotherapy services to Cheshire High School students with psychiatric needs.
Coordination of special education and psychiatric services for students placed in The Humiston School branch of
CHS’s special education division.
Lyman Hall High School, Wallingford, CT. 9/1/2005 – 6/1/06
In-Services Program Manager & Consultant
Designed and implemented behavioral health management groups for at-risk adolescents. Supervised a
curriculum of five weekly groups for students identified with various psychiatric disorders, and advised school
administration on the distribution of special services and support resources for these students.
Scott Abbott, Psy.D
Managing Director
Adolescent & Young Adult Services
2764 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
PH: 203-507-4117
The Institute of Living, Child & Adolescent Services, Hartford, CT. 6/07/01 - 3/07/03
Treatment Manager, PHASE Intensive Outpatient Program
Oversight of daily operations of the PHASE intensive outpatient program, including managing intakes, cofacilitating psychotherapy groups, implementing substance abuse prevention curriculum, and conducting
multi- family therapy groups. Provided individual and family therapy to patients, crisis intervention services,
coordination of case management within the medical treatment team.
The Institute of Living, Child & Adolescent Services, Hartford, CT. 6/11/00 - 6/07/01
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Provided assessment and psychotherapy to partial hospitalization and outpatient adolescent clients.
Responsibilities include behavioral management program design, substance abuse education and treatment,
intensive family and individual therapy, and supervision of pre-doctoral interns. Pharmacotherapy evaluation and
medication management in conjunction with supervising psychiatrists.
Xanthos Inc., Youth & Family Programs, Alameda, CA. 8/20/98-8/01/99
Pre-Doctoral Internship
Responsible for providing therapy to families with one or more adolescent children. Assisted the program
director in providing narrative and family systems trainings to first and second year interns. Designed and
facilitated therapeutic groups for young men in Alameda schools focused on themes such as impulse
control, violence prevention, and building relationships. Handled crisis management for Alameda County DSS
youth department.
The California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. 8/15/97-6/1/98
Provided both long and short-term individual outpatient therapy to CCAC students. Typical cases included high
functioning young adults with situational or academic stress, substance abuse counseling, suicide and crisis
intervention, and longer term insight-oriented therapy.
The West Coast Children’s Center, El Cerrito, CA. 9/5/95-8/30/96
Provided direct therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. Managed several foster care cases via
family therapy, participation in school IEP meetings, and parent training. Carried a year-long caseload of
children, adolescents, and families.
Children’s Garden of California, San Rafael, CA. 1/30/95-1/15/98
Child Care Counselor
Overnight on-call staff position in any of several group homes for SED children awaiting foster placement. The
position required structuring daily activities, teaching social and interpersonal skills, and managing the children’s
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, San Francisco, CA. 11/5/94-8/15/95.
Children’s unit: Duties include daily observation of children’s behavior and level of disturbance, management of
acute behavioral crisis, family and group therapy, and reporting appropriately to the various members of the
clinical team as well as providing support and companionship for the children.
Scott Abbott, Psy.D
Managing Director
Adolescent & Young Adult Services
2764 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
PH: 203-507-4117
The Cascade School, Whitmore, CA. 10/89-6/94.
Developed treatment plans and established specific social and emotional goals for groups of emotionally
disturbed adolescents in a residential facility. Facilitated weekly group therapeutic sessions on various clinical
topics, including adoption issues, sexual abuse, and chemical dependency. Served as primary parent contact and
family counselor for individual student/clients.
Senior Counselor
Created and managed the Leadership division of Cascade. Supervised three counselors in program design for
their individual caseloads of 8-12 student/clients. Facilitated extended therapeutic workshops that targeted
children with specific trauma-related and/or developmental issues. These workshops employed a variety of
cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, and narrative therapeutic strategies. Provided ongoing college counseling
to matriculating post-grads.
Teaching and Research Experience:
Yale University Health, Emotion, & Behavior Laboratory, New Haven, CT [2010]
Advisor and Co-Author
Currently involved in co-authoring a chapter of a new book produced by the Health, Emotion, & Behavior
Laboratory under the direction and editorship of director Marc A. Brackett, Ph.D., entitled: Emotional
Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies for Students with Special Needs.
The California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA [2000]
Adjunct Professor
Designed and taught 3 unit course “History and Systems of Psychology” to first and second year Ph.D. students.
Responsible also for student advising and managing TA services.
The California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA [1999]
Guest Lecturer
Created and taught an adjunct lecture series on the history of psychology, and the influence of Enlightenment-Era
philosophy on modern psychological practice.
Emerson English School, Taipei, Taiwan. 10/87-11/88
Taught English to Taiwanese business groups and individuals of intermediate and advanced levels. Developed
lesson plans, facilitated cross-cultural activities, and participated in school-year planning and management.
Designed individual tutoring programs for advanced students.
Professional Work Experience:
iLux Corporation, Fremont, CA. 5/8/00-5/15/01
Manager of Documentation and Research
Managed a group of four technical writers producing cutting-edge documentation for all aspects of iLux
software. Coordinated training program for technical writing staff, and handled numerous facets of staff
development, hiring, and project implementation.
Scott Abbott, Psy.D
Managing Director
Adolescent & Young Adult Services
2764 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
PH: 203-507-4117
iLux Corporation, Fremont, CA. 3/6/00-5/8/00
Senior Technical Writer
Designed and implemented printed and online help manuals. Created interactive user guides for all
components of iLux software. Researched and documented the integration of partner products and services,
and translated highly technical field-staff (SE) trouble-shooting information into an accessible knowledge base
for customers and in-house personnel.
Semi Logic Entertainments, Redding, CA. 9/1/99-2/20/00
Technical Writer
Utilized MS Word, FrameMaker, Photoshop, etc., to design, edit, and proofread existing technical design
documents, help manuals, and advertising copy for SLE products. Worked under tight deadlines interviewing
company programmers, artists, and managers, to create comprehensive documentation for forthcoming games and
software. Translated technical specs into accessible and interesting reading for both technical and non-technical
audiences including project coordinators, advertising executives, and end-users.
The Nathan Adler Memorial Award for Outstanding Clinical Dissertations
Awarded by: The California School of Professional Psychology, 1999
Related Clinical Training:
West Coast Children’s Center Training Components, 9/95-8/96.
“Seminar in Expressive Arts Therapy”
“Seminar in Sandtray”
“Didactic Case Conference in Narrative Therapy”
“Seminar in Control Mastery Theory”
Cascade School Training Seminars, 1/90-6/94
“Theory and Practice of Counseling Adopted Adolescents”
“Workshop Management-Gestalt Theory and Practice”
“Group Therapy Facilitator Training”
“Transference and Counter-transference Awareness”
CSPP Continuing Education Credits, 1998-1998.
“Human Sexuality Workshop”
“Chemical Dependency, Assessment and Treatment”
“Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting”
Institute of Living Training Components, 6/02-Present.
“Intervention in the Larger Family System”
“Advanced Interpersonal Therapy Training”
“Advanced Group Therapy Training”
“Applied Psychopharmacology Seminar”
Professional Affiliations:
Member of the American Psychological Association.
Scott Abbott, Psy.D
Managing Director
Adolescent & Young Adult Services
2764 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
PH: 203-507-4117
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Deputy Director: Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory, Yale
University Department of Psychology. 2 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06511. (203) 432-2332
Michael Ebert, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. 434
Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT, 06437. (203) 453-6053
Paul Calaluce, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Cheshire Public
Schools. 29 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06419.
James DeGiovanni, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training, The Institute of Living. 400
Washington Street, Hartford, CT, 06106. (860) 545-7000
Scott Abbott, Psy.D
Managing Director
Adolescent & Young Adult Services
2764 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
PH: 203-507-4117